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Everybody loved my Bella Beanie pattern!  I tweaked the pattern a little and made it into a messy bun beanie and y’all loved it!  My Bella Messy Bun Beanie is perfect and quick to make for fall markets.  It’s easy enough that after you make a couple you won’t have to look at the pattern again because you’ll have it memorized.

I originally used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice for my Bella Beanies, but I have since then started using Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn and it works up great with this too.  I have been using all the yarn I got from the clearance sales that Hobby Lobby was having and some of the colors are so pretty that I can’t believe they are discontinuing them.   There are lots of color options for both brands of yarn.

As long as you check your gauge and use the correct hook any worsted weight yarn should work.


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Will fit a teen, average adult head of 21” – 23”

Things you will need:


  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • blsc = single crochet in the back loop only
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together
  • Sl st = slip stitch


  • 12 st x 6 r = 4” in double crochet

Make sure to use correct hook to obtain the correct gauge.


Ch 8

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch

Across. (7)

Row 2: ch 1, t, blsc in each st across. (7)

Repeat row 2 until piece measures 17’’ unstretched.  Once the piece is 17’’ long, being careful not to twist band, line the 2 ends up.  Ch 1, and slip st in each st down the band.  You now have the brim of your hat.

Row 3: ch 1, evenly sc 55 st around the brim of the hat. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc of the round (55)

Row 4: ch 2, hdc in each st around.   Do not join with a sl st.  You will now use your st marker.  (55)

Row 5-7: hdc in the 3rd loop of each st around (55)

What is the 3rd loop?  The 3rd loop of a hdc is the loop behind the normal top 2 loops.

You have your front loop and your back loop.  The 3rd loop is right behind the back loop.

If you are still having trouble finding the 3rd loop, I have a Youtube video for the regular version of this hat here

that will show you how to find the 3rd loops.

Row 8:  dc in each st around. (55)

Row 9:  hdc in each st around (55)

Row 10 – 12:  hdc in the 3rd loop of each st around (55)

Row 13:  *dc in 9 st, dc2tog*  repeat * to * around (50)

Row 14:  *hdc in 4 st, hdc2tog*  repeat * to * until the last 2 st, hdc in last 2 st (42)

Work rows 15 – 16 in the 3rd loops only

Row 15:  *hdc in 4 st, hdc2tog*   repeat * to * around (35)

Row 16:  *hdc in 3 st, hdc2tog*  repeat * to * around (28)

Continue working in 3rd loop, sc in next st, sl st in next.  Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Have fun and crochet away!

I would love to see all your finished projects, be sure and tag me in social media so I can find them.

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